Police Officer John Carter Scroggins

Police Officer John Carter Scroggins

Kilgore Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, December 12, 1937

John Carter Scroggins

Officer John Scroggins succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while directing traffic at the scene of an accident on Longview-Kilgore Highway. A suspect was arrested shortly after the incident and was charged with murder after Officer Scroggins died.

Officer Scroggins had served with the Kilgore Police Department for 5 years. He was survived by his wife, son, parents, brother, and three sisters. He is buried in Huntington Cemetery, near Lufkin, Texas.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 11, 1937
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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Carter Scroggins is my great grandfather you was killed doing a job he loved he is missed everyday by grandfather I wish I could of met this wonderful man thank you grandpa for protecting everyone when you here . I will see you again Love your great grand daughter Christy Jean Scroggins Grimes

Christy Scroggins Grimes
great grand daughter

November 14, 2015

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